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ICONET is an ICT research and innovation center established by the School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) with support from the Telecommunication and Regulatory Authority’s ICT Fund. ICONET has been initiated with the aim of supporting the university’s central mission of gaining recognition as a beacon of excellence in education and innovation.

ICONET will foster excellence in education and innovation in the development and application of ICT to problems of national interest in science and engineering. The center will provide students and faculty with the structure and resources to accomplish these goals. ICONET is designed to incorporate multiple activities that are unified under the umbrella of ICT. These activities include research and development, business incubation, programming education for schools, and training, among others.


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Securities & Commodities Authority visit ICONET

February 23, 2020, Delegates from the Securities & Commodities Authority visited AURAK campus as part of UAE Innovation Month 2020. The delegates were introduced to the ICONET Center, the engineering labs and the latest innovative projects such as MeznSat, the...

RAK FM team visit ICONET

November 18, 2019, RAK FM team visit ICONET to make a report on the House Guardian Project. The RAK FM team interviewed our student Hamad Al Hebsi and then had a tour of the ICONET Center. We thank RAK FM for their interest in the Center and their support of young...

We have something for everyone

Schools: ICT Education, curriculum consultancy, teaching training.

Companies and institutions: training courses, consultation, incubation and office space, research, innovation projects.

Individuals: Graduate certificates, training courses, innovation support.

Faculty: Research Support, Startup support, Industry out-reach

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    What do we do?

    • Quality research in the area of ICT
    • State-of-the-art
    • Focus areas include space, cybersecurity and Virtual Reality
    • Modern Office Space
    • Discounted rent
    • Access to university resources
    • Free workshops and mentorship for startups
    • Qualified, experienced trainers (Ph.D. and M.Sc. holders)
    • Competitive pricing
    • Advanced certified courses: ARM, CCNA, MySQL,
    • Programming sessions for school students
    • Training for school teachers on programming and IT curriculum and teaching

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